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Exceptional Individuals receive 2018 ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards

The fifth ACS Pacesetters Achievements Awards Lunch took place on Wednesday, 23rd May, at Royal Windsor Racecourse with almost 200 members, their staff and guests in attendance. This annual lunch, run by FM Contract Watch, is a recognised event in the security guarding calendar.  Each member company attending was presented with a 2018 ACS Pacesetters […]

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Door Supervisor prosecuted for ignoring requests for information from the SIA

On 1 May, at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court, we prosecuted Tallen Smith, a door supervisor from Nuneaton. He was found guilty of failing to provide us with information, a section 19 offence under the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA) 2001. Smith was fined £500, ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge and £1,749.70 in costs. During the […]

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The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch

Preparations for The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch, which is taking place at Royal Windsor Racecourse 23rd May 2018, are well under way.   Almost 50% of our members having already confirmed their attendance and invited their clients to join them at this annual event. We have received many nominations for the Security […]

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£10,000 confiscated from Sightguard Security Ltd director under the Proceeds of Crime Act

On 19 February, at Portsmouth Crown Court, Victor Lewis, director of Sightguard Security Ltd, was ordered to pay over £10,000 following an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA). The order is the result of the first independent confiscation order we pursued under the PoCA. It follows our prosecution on 7 December at Newport […]

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February 2018 Newsletter from FM Contract Watch

The latest newsletter from FM Contract Watch includes: The ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch on 23 May 2018 News Board – The latest news from the Security Guarding Industry The Silver Fox Audit Scheme – Testing your security guarding services The ACS Pacesetters – the latest membership list of accredited companies Portrait […]

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Graff Diamonds security team awarded Silver Fox Certificate

  Graff Diamonds’ security team has been rewarded with a 2017 Silver Fox certificate. The Silver Fox Audit Scheme, a division of FM Contract Watch, carries out audits and training exercises to test security guarding teams and has been contracted to provide this service to Graff Diamonds for several years. The ‘Silver Fox Certificate’ was […]

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Veterans in Action – our chosen charity for 2018

Our chosen charity for 2018 is Veterans In Action www.veteransinaction.org.uk and we will be supporting them at the ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch which will be held at Royal Windsor Racecourse on 23rd May 2018.. Veterans In Action (VIA) are an armed forces charity who help those who have suffered the effects of […]

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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

​On 9 December 2017 at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole, was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside Crown Court in June 2017. He was convicted of money laundering, […]

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Wanted:  Security Guarding Company with up to £5m annual turnover

Our client is a national Security Guarding Company which also provides some associated Facilities Management Services.   They have ACS accreditation and are in the top 15% of all approved companies. They are currently looking to purchase a company with up to £5m annual turnover and are seeking organisations which provide security guarding/mobile patrols/keyholding, but will […]

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SIA routine checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his SIA licence. Billy Jones, director of BJ Securities Ltd, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, and  200 hours unpaid work at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on 13 December.  Jones had previously had his […]

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